Sure enough is the fact that we have seen granite as a building material in use ever since the times of the Egyptian era. Several kinds of minerals in the composition of the granite materials actually do make it a special kind of building material of durable and coarse qualities. Alongside this is the fact that granite will be available to you in a number of great colors for you to choose from.
So as to create an elegant construction, many of the rock contractors and architects prefer granite stone since it is great for both internal and external decor. But we however need to mind the fact that for the building to indeed be as great in the end as we wish it to, there is the need to have the building put up in a manner that is as per the set specifications for the building and even more so for the granite stone buildings. Here are some of the techniques.
We will first have a look at the traditional mortared stone walls. This style will see the workers lay the stones in the best possible position and then have the gaps bonded together. The common material used to bond these bits of stone is cement which is a component of a number of chemical elements such as calcium, silica, limestone and clay alumina. Lime is a very good ingredient when added to the cement to get it a finer texture and softer for use in the bonding. Even when you are constructing the free standing falls, you will follow the same procedure of constructing the rock walls that require a high degree of care.
We will see the next technique that is used for the construction of the rock stone walls is the veneer rock wall construction. Veneer is essentially a mixture of granules of granite stone in a mixture which is used to place on the structures of the walls and have been quite popular for use in the needs and purposes of getting the interior and exterior decoration. While using these, special kinds of equipments like metal tabs are used to have the granite placed efficiently. There is always the chance of cracks on the veneer stone walls and as a step to reduce on this particular risk factor with the stone walls, you will have the expert stone walls constructors have metal bars skillfully installed to reduce the cracking risk.
The other type of technique of the stone walls construction is the slipform stone walls. This technique basically mixes the two techniques we have discussed above.